Scenic Flights

Explore the beauty of Murihiku Southland from a unique perspective - a bird's eye view. Take a flight tour and witness the breathtaking panoramic view of Te Rua-o-te-Moko Fiordland from above. Admire the bush-covered mountain slopes, alpine lakes, waterfalls, hanging valleys and snow-clad mountain tops. You can also fly over the Te Ara a Kiwa Foveaux Strait to reach Rakiura Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island, and enjoy a secluded beach landing.

You have a variety of aircraft options, including fixed-wing planes, helicopters, and floatplanes, all operated by experienced aviators who will guide you on your adventure. So, choose your preferred aircraft and soar up high to witness the natural beauty of Murihiku Southland in a way that few get to experience.

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Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet © Martin Sliva

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Activities & Tours

There is nothing like a personalised story or interactive experience to bring skills, history and landscapes to life. Enrich your southern adventure with one of our tours and experiences for a deeper dive… Read More

Walking on Swing Bridge, Mavora Lakes
Mavora Lakes, Northern Southland © Chris Mclennan

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Walking & Cycling

In Southland, there is an abundance of walking trails for the hiking-inclined traveller, be it short, day or multi-day walks. All these walks let you sample the region's rich natural heritage, exploring… Read More

Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland © Liz Carlson

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Outdoor Adventures

Whether the coast battered by the great southern ocean, fiords carved by ancient glaciers or the mountains and plateaus shaped by the weather and its local inhabitants, Murihiku Southland reveals some… Read More

Farm Animals - Southland, New Zealand
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Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine hospitality, hearty meals, entrepreneurial spirit, and stunning natural landscapes. With experiences ranging from… Read More

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